The BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching, Education and Development (Top-Up) programme aims to develop innovative sports coaches and teachers that are capable of operating expertly in a wide range of coaching and teaching environments, utilising critical reflection skills to ensure continuous development within their practice.
The course provides the opportunity for students that have completed a Foundation Degree/HND, preferably in Sports Coaching, to progress onto the final year of a BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching, Education and Development degree.
This course is aimed at students wishing to develop their vocational skills and specialist knowledge within the field of Sports Coaching.
Typical Course Structure
- Research Proposal
- Sports Coaching Behaviours
- Sports Development in the Community
- Teaching in the Physical Classroom
Students will study on the Lincoln College Campus for the full duration of the course, using our dedicated sports facilities and teaching areas. Full-time, one year. Course contact hours are yet to be confirmed, however an average of 12-14 hours a week can be expected.
Whilst the majority of the sessions delivered at College will fall between Monday and Friday from 9am – 5pm, it is expected that students are available and willing to undertake activities in the evenings and at weekends, in line with the demands of being a professional sports coach or sports development officer.
It is also expected that students complete between three and eight hours of additional independent study per week in order to be successful on this programme.
View the HE Student Handbook
How to Apply
This course is validated by the Bishop Grosseteste University. The validating institution is responsible for awarding the qualification at the end of the programme. Students on validated courses are OfS registered, funded and taught at Lincoln College and it is the responsibility of the College to manage all aspects of this provision. The validating institution maintains an oversight of the programme throughout the academic year and must be satisfied that students are being taught in line with the required academic standards of the awarding institution. For full details and information of the responsibilities and conditions of study of both Lincoln College and the validating partners please see the Policies section.
A minimum of 120 credits from:
- A Level 5 award (e.g. Foundation degree/HND) in a related discipline, comprised of 240 credits, with a minimum of 120 credits at Level 5.
- GCSE English – Grade C/4 or above
- GCSE Maths – Grade C/4 or above
*For mature applicants, some experience may be taken in lieu of A Levels/BTECs
EU and International Applicants
ENIC confirmed equivalent of 120 credits from level 5 study in a related discipline
IELTS with an overall score of 6.0 and a minimum of 5.5 in each component. Equivalent English language qualifications are acceptable for applicants not requiring a Tier 4 student visa
Other Entry Requirements
Applicants will need to undertake a DBS criminal record check to study on this programme. This can be paid for using the Career Degree Bursary. Learn more about the DBS Check.
The assessment methods typically used throughout the programme include:
- Written assignment, including essay
- Practical skills assessment
- Oral assessment and presentation
The course is designed to prepare and aid learners for a career in the sports coaching, teaching and sports development industries. Graduates who achieve this BSc (Hons) programme will be eligible to be considered for an MA/MSc qualification in a related field or to further their teaching ambitions through PGCE study.
Per Academic Year
- Home Students - £8,500
- International Students - £9,500
Tuition fees will remain unchanged for the duration of a student’s continuous enrolment.
Additional Course Costs
- Sports kit - £130 (compulsory)
- DBS check - £47.80 (compulsory)
- Additional coaching courses (optional) - varying costs
Please see the full ‘HE Terms and Conditions’ for details of additional library and printing costs associated with this programme.
Additional compulsory course costs can be paid for using the Career Degree Bursary. The scheme allows students to access the bursary (up to a maximum value of £500 for full-time or £250 part-time students) for additional optional courses, workshops, professional memberships and resources. There is no cash alternative. Students who wish to access opportunities in excess of the Career Degree Bursary may do so at full cost to themselves.
Start Date:September 2023
UCAS Course Code:C610
UCAS Institution Code:L42